Coverage you can count onOur Standard and High dental plans offer eligible military retirees and dependents different levels of coverage.
- No in-network deductibles or waiting periods1 for most services
- Close to 400,000 provider locations nationwide, along with worldwide coverage
- Unlimited High annual maximum benefit
- Adult and child orthodontia coverage
- FREE in-network preventive coverage. Find a dentist
Spouses, dependents and survivors may be eligible, even if the retiree does not enroll.
Dependents are eligible until age 21, with full-time students eligible until age 23.
Orthodontic services for dependents
Orthodontic services for dependents previously started in the TRICARE Dental Program will be covered under GEHA’s High Dental Plan.
Initial enrollment is allowed within 31 days prior to and up to 60 days after military
retirement. If you miss the initial enrollment window, you may enroll during the FEDVIP
Open Season, and coverage will begin on
2022 GEHA Dental Plan Rates
|Self Plus One|
|Self and Family|
|2022 plan year||High plan pays||Standard plan pays|
|Benefit||Description||In- or out-of-network3||In-network3||Out-of-network3|
|Class A – Basic||Two exams, two cleanings4 and two sets of bitewing X-rays per calendar year||100%||100%||75%|
|Class B – Intermediate||Fillings, extractions and periodontal maintenance||80%||55%||50%|
|Class C – Major||Root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, periodontal surgery5||50%||35%||30%|
|Class D – Orthodontic||Adults and children orthodontic||70%
$3,500 lifetime maximum
No waiting period
$2,500 lifetime maximum
12-month waiting period
$2,000 lifetime maximum
12-month waiting period
|Calendar year maximum||Applies only to Class A, B and C services||Unlimited per person||$2,500 per person||$2,000 per person|
Out-of-network deductible for Class B and C services is $0 for High, $25 Standard Self Only, $50 Standard Self Plus One and $75 Standard Self and Family
1 There is no waiting period for Class A, B or C services. There is a 12-month waiting period for Class D orthodontic services on the Standard plan only.
2 These benefits are neither offered nor guaranteed under contract with the FEDVIP program, but are made available to all enrollees who become members of GEHA and their eligible family members.
3 If your out-of-network dentist charges more than GEHA’s agreed-upon plan allowance for a specific service, you are responsible for the difference between the plan allowance and the out-of-network dentist’s charge plus regular coinsurance.
4 High plan members with certain health conditions can be eligible for a third cleaning in a calendar year if considered medically necessary.
5 implants are limited to $2,500 per person per year in- or out-of-network on High. For Standard, implants are limited to $2,500 per person per year in-network, or $2,000 per person per year out-of-network
This is a brief description of services covered under the GEHA Connection Dental Federal plan. For a complete list of plan limitations and exclusions, please refer to the GEHA Connection Dental Federal plan brochure available online at geha.com/PlanBrochureDental